Short CV/Education and training

  • 1999
    MS., University of Belgrade, Serbia

  • 1999 – 2000
    PhD student, University of Wisconscin, Madison, USA

  • 2000 – 2003
    PhD student, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA

  • 2004 – 2007
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Institut Curie, Paris, France

  • Since 2007
    Research associate, INSERM

  • 2010
    Habilitation, University Paris Descartes, Paris, France

  • Since 2013
    Team leader, Institut Curie/UMR144, Paris, France

Selected publications

  • Vignjevic D, Yarar D, Welch MD, Peloquin J, Svitkina TM and Borisy GG. Formation of filopodial-like bundles in vitro from a dendritic network. 2003. J. Cell Biol. 160:951-962.

  • Vignjevic D, Kojima S, Aratyn Y, Danciu O, Svitkina TM and Borisy GG. Role of fascin in filopodial protrusion. 2006. J. Cell Biol. 174:863-75.

  • Vignjevic D, Schoumacher M, Gavert N, Janssen KP, Lae M, Jih G, Louvard D, Ben-Ze'ev A, Robine S. Fascin, a novel target of beta-catenin/TCF signalling, is expressed at the invasive front of human colon cancer. 2007. Cancer Res. 67:6844-53.

  • Schoumacher M, Goldman RD, Louvard D, Vignjevic DM. Actin, microtubules and vimentin intermediate filaments cooperate for elongation of invadopodia. 2010. J Cell Biol. 189:541-556.

  • Montel F, Delarue M, Elgeti J, Malaquin L, Basan M, Risler T, Cabane B, Vignjevic D, Prost J, Cappello G, Joanny JF. Stress clamp experiments on multicellular tumor spheroids. 2011. Phys Rev Lett. 107(18): 188102.

  • Geraldo S, Elkhatib N, Simon A, Louvard D, Fetler L, Vignjevic DM. Do cancer cells have focal adhesions in 3D. 2012. E J Cell Biol. 91(11-12): 930-7.


Selected projects

  • Cell migration in gut homeostasis and during wound healing

  • Role of actin cytoskeleton in cancer cell migration and invasion

  • Cooperation of cancer cells and fibroblasts during invasion

  • Invasion of cancer cells induced by mechanical pressure

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Microscopy


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